Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Summer Art Camp at Leesburg Center for the Arts

Each day this week, a different famous master artist is being covered with a short video first thing about the artist and then three different art drawing lessons that represent what the featured artist was famous for.

Monday and Tuesday of this week, I volunteered to help out at the Center during the morning art lessons provided to children ages 8 to 11.

Monday  I was there early in order to help the kids fold and cut their own accordion fold journals.  These journals were being made for them to enter something in it each day  to keep them busy between lessons while things were cleaned up from previous lesson and set up for the next.

Yesterday's featured artist was Leonardo DaVinci.  I was there with material drawn up for the kids to draw Mr. Potato Head as the Vitruvian Man DaVinci is famous for.  Carolyn (who heads this art camp) presented the lesson while myself and others walked around to help each child if they needed it.  The Vitruvian Man exercise was Lesson #2 with the first Lesson having children draw the MonoLisa using a picture of themselves as a starting point.

While preparing for Lesson #2, these kids went to another table to draw in their journals.  This sketch represents five of the 13 that were there.

Worked in a large Stillman & Birn Beta journal.

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